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Old 05-08-2020, 09:52 AM
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We got some storms last night in north Texas. Sure enough, the diverted filled up and Iíve got rainwater!


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If you decide to expand your experiment & go "all in", get the historical rainfall pattern for your area and your useful square footage of collection area to determine the maximum potential gallons available, adjust by your collection area material & slope. Consider, an asphalt roof will hold more of any given rainfall than a metal roof, and flat will hold more away from your system than a slope. With the max amount number available, what do you expect your usage pattern to be. Write a spreadsheet to determine intake / outflow to calculate minimum tank size.
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Awesome. Well done.
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I agree well done.
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Nature's distilled goodness - - -
No contaminants nor heavy metals.
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Your first flush looks a lot like mine. Well done!
Is there a vent on the tank or does the displaced air run back up the pipe?
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